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Registration Open for 2018 Path to Purchase Summit

Registration is now open for the Path to Purchase Institute’s Path to Purchase Summit (P2PSummit), which takes place March 12-14 in Chicago. Watch our promotional video.

Event Preview: Ethan Goodman on Voice Shopping

Brands need to create a solid strategy for reaching consumers who are consistently shopping via voice-enabled personal assistants.

Diet Coke Launch Receives Walgreens' Support

Walgreens supported Coca-Cola Co.'s January launch of four new Diet Coke flavors — as well as redesigned, taller 12-ounce cans for the product — by posting a six-second Facebook video.


Southeastern Grocers' Winn-Dixie and Bi-Lo chains are introducing hundreds of new SKUs to their coolers with a "Take a Fresh Look at Frozen" campaign.

It is generally accepted among CPG manufacturers that advancements in technology have shifted the control from marketers to consumers, but now they need to prepare for a new shift in which shoppers are relinquishing their power to algorithms.

7-Eleven and Hershey Co. have teamed to serve up a cappuccino flavor inspired by the manufacturer's new Hershey’s Gold peanut and pretzel caramelized creme candy bar.

Target teamed with boutique candy shop chain and lifestyle brand Dylan's Candy Bar to launch an exclusive collection of giftable SKUs ahead of Valentine's Day.

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Alexa Leads the Charge into Voice Shopping

While many were hyperbolizing about how virtual reality and augmented reality would change shopping, Amazon was working on what actually emerged as th

Upcoming Events


The Council on Digital Shopper Marketing

Wed, Feb 21
Wednesday, February 21
Dallas, Texas

The E-Commerce Council

Thu, Feb 22
Thursday, February 22
Dallas, Texas

Path to Purchase Summit

Mon, Mar 12 - Wed, Mar 14
Monday, March 12 - Wednesday, March 14
Schaumburg (Chicago), IL
P2PSummit (formerly Shopper Marketing Summit) is focused, efficient and purpose-built to ensure attendees are inspired and invigorated by new ideas. Register today.

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A Beacon of Truth

As we begin our coverage of our 25th Hall of Fame class, it seems fitting that we close a chapter on one of the legends of the past. I am referring to Joe Ricci, who is retiring his column, “Ricci at Retail,” as of the March issue of Shopper Marketing magazine.


Amazon vs. the Mall

I didn’t shop at all on during the 2017 holiday season, which apparently puts me in the minority of U.S. shoppers – including within my own house, where my wife and teenage daughter made backdoor packages from Prime a near-daily occurrence in December.


Shopping With Steve ... at Mariano's

We debut a new, occasional blog series with the Path to Purchase Institute's Steve Frenda.

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